Los Angeles Alliance for Economic Inclusion
The Los Angeles AEI is an FDIC initiative focused primarily in the City of Los Angeles, California, and is comprised of a broad-base of participating organizations representing financial institutions, community nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. The AEI fosters economic inclusion among lower income individuals and communities, and to small- and micro-businesses. The LA AEI has about 100 participating organizations.
The initiatives of the Los Angeles AEI are undertaken through the efforts of four Working Groups: Financial Education & Speakers Bureau, Financial Stability, Outreach & Marketing, and Small Business. Participants can get involved with the AEI by attending a tri-annual meeting and volunteering to serve on a Working Group.
The Los Angeles AEI Working Groups have several initiatives, including a VITA Collaborative which focuses its efforts in lower-income and minority communities, the Los Angeles Saves campaign which is affiliated with the national America Saves campaign, a Credit Builder Model program designed to teach the importance of credit and its value in financial stability and asset building, and an annual Small Business Resource Expo to inform small businesses of the technical assistance services and alternative financing solutions available from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Participants can get involved with the AEI by attending a tri-annual meeting and volunteering to serve on a Working Group.
Regional Manager, Community Affairs
San Francisco Region